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Extremely low tide offered opportunity to look at rarely exposed areas. Found a vivid royal purple sea star. Overheard one tidepooler telling another she saw two dead sunfish. Many animal casings(crab) and kelp/algae in driftline. One dead unidentifiable bird. Sea lions trolling waters at mouth of cove. Moderate human impact (15)- 14 tidepooling and one fishing.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -2.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 2. Tidepooling: 14. Fishing: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Sea Lions were trolling the waters at the mouth of the cove. I've never noticed them there before today.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Couldn't identify, was medium/small with dark grey wings. That was all that was left.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Saw a lot of crab shells. Not sure if due to molt. Seemed like there were guts inside...

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

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Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

May 11, 2024

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Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

March 16, 2024

There was a beach hazard statement issued and I wanted to see what impact that would have as we were experiencing the first fine weather after so many weeks of cold rain. I was charmed by a family of six playing on the beach, the children even playing in the water.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

January 20, 2024

I was the only person fool enough to the visit South Cove today.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

August 6, 2023

A pleasantly mild day made for a good tidepool walk.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

May 7, 2023

There was one dead California Sea Lion low on the beach.

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Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

December 3, 2022

I returned to Mile 116 for a Sea Star Observation Survey.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

November 20, 2022

The weather had very light cloud cover, but I logged it as Sunny.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

July 16, 2022

A minus tide occurs this Summer weekend and Parks had a sign encouraging the public to explore the tidepools.

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